Camille Phillips

Education Reporter

Camille Phillips covers education for Texas Public Radio.

She previously worked at St. Louis Public Radio, where she reported on the racial unrest in Ferguson, the impact of the opioid crisis and, most recently, education.

Camille was part of the news team that won a national Edward R. Murrow and a Peabody Award for One Year in Ferguson, a multi-media reporting project. She also won a regional Murrow for contributing to St. Louis Public Radio’s continuing coverage on the winter floods of 2016.

Her work has aired on NPR’s "Morning Edition" and national newscasts, as well as public radio stations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

Camille grew up in southwest Missouri and moved to New York City after college. She taught middle school Spanish in the Bronx before beginning her journalism career.

She has an undergraduate degree from Truman State University and a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Texas Public Radio is supported by contributors to the Education News Fund, including H-E-B, Art and Sandy Nicholson, The Flohr Family Foundation, Holly and Alston Beinhorn, Valero Energy Foundation, 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels, Andeavor, and IDEA Public Schools. Other contributors include Shari Albright, Holt Cat and Dee Howard Foundation.

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The state board of education has approved four new charter school operators for the 2019-2020 school year, including one in San Antonio.

Promesa Academy is slated to open in one of the poorest zip codes in the city, 78207. 

SAISD's Harris Middle School has been certified as an IB World School.
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Harris Middle School in the San Antonio Independent School District has been certified as an International Baccalaureate school.

Offering the globally-recognized program at more schools is part of the district's five-year plan to increase student success.

Ryan E. Poppe

Senate lawmakers are ready to begin unpacking some of the school safety recommendations released by the governor’s office after the Santa Fe school shooting.


South San ISD board meeting. June 6, 2018
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Updated June 7 at 5:35 p.m.

South San Antonio Independent School District officials said Wednesday's trustee vote to increase the property tax rate is invalid. Trustees voted 4-2 to raise the tax rate 13 cents, but state law requires a 60 percent majority. 

Students run past CAST Tech High School, one of San Antonio ISD's new specialized schools in May 2018.
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San Antonio is joining more than 60 other cities collaborating to better prepare students for careers in science and technology.

The city has been selected to be a part of a national organization called STEM Ecosystems.


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